Interactions of Vascular Plants with their Environment


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Interactions of Vascular Plants with their Environment
1011302Interactions of Vascular Plants with their EnvironmentRapid and complex responses to environmental changes (stimuli) are a characteristic of animals. They are intimately linked to the nutritional lifestyle of a heterotroph. An animal's procurement of food requires fast action compared with the more leisurely manufacture of organic nutrients by green plants. Nevertheless, plants do detect changes in their environment and react to these changes in specific ways. Responses may involve movement (but usually not locomotion), alteration of growth patterns, developmental phenomena, or a change in the state of particular plant structures. These responses generally affect the entire plant…
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George H. Fried; George J. Hademenos: Schaum's Outline of Biology, Fourth Edition. Interactions of Vascular Plants with their Environment, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export